Geocaching in the Top of Denmark

Go treasure hunting with your GPS in the Land of Light. Geocaching is fun for everyone who is fond of adventure, active experiences in nature, and historical stories. Pack your lunch, bring your kids or go treasure hunting on your own and find the treasure, a socalled cache. At the same time you will experience some of the interesting stories from the Top of Denmark.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a fun way to go treasure hunting with your GPS being active in nature in a different way. It is a modern digital treasure hunt for the entire family - children and adults. All will find fun going geocaching. So pack your bagpack and go treasure hunting for the many treasures in the Top of Denmark.

What to bring?

It is necessary to bring the following:

  • a GPS device
  • Cache description
  • Map of the area
  • Pencil
  • New treasure to exchange the things in the cache
  • Your mobile phone
  • Torch
  • Water

Furthermore it is a good idea to bring the following:

  • Compass
  • Fruit and lunch
  • Plastic bag for litter
  • Thin gloves
  • Pocket knife
  • Suntan lotion
  • First aid equipment
  • Camera
  • Ekstra batteries for  GPS, torch, etc.

How to find a treasure (cache)?

Geocaching starts on the internet. The most visited page for finding a geocache is geocaching.com. Here you can search for geocaches in a certain area. Afterwards you will receive a list of caches and their geographical position. You will also find a description of some local caches in the Land of Light in our brochure.

See the brochure about geocaching

For most caches you will also find a clue as to how to find the cache. This information you put into your GPS, and now you are ready to go into nature and the fresh air in order to find the treasure.

The treasure usually consists of a small waterproof container with a pencil and a small notebook. In this the treasure hunter writes that he has found the tresure, when this occured and how many participated in the treasure hunt. Afterwards you pack up the cache again and put it back where you fount it.

You will also find other sorts of caches if you look for further challenges. Multicaches have more than one stops before you find the final cahce. Try the challenging treasure hunt for the ghost at Sæbygaard with several stops before finding the final treasure.

After a treasure hunt with success you go on the internet again and log your findings on the geocaching.com. Now you are a true real geocacher.

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Facts about geocaching

Geocaching is a relatively new form of treasure hunting that is now known to many people; however just ten years ago it was rare. Today many people go geocaching on an active and fun hiking for the entire family. When going geocaching you are to use a GPS device where you put in the coordinates. You may also use your smartphone if you don't have a special GPS device. Download a geocaching app and you are ready to find the nearest caches.

Did you know that...

you can rent a GPS device at your local tourist agency, if you don't have one of your own. Here you will also find more information about some caches nearby.

See the brochure about geocaching in the Top of Denmark

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